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Detained Malian President Has No Access To ‘TV’ or ,”Phone’


President Ibrahim Keita and other government officials who were arrested and detained by soldiers have been visited by UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Recall that on Tuesday, a coup was staged by the mutinying soldiers, which led to the resignation of  Keita hours after he was arrested with some other high-ranking officials.

The coup leaders, who identified themselves as the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, later declared their intention to form a civilian transitional government and promised “a reasonable timeline” for holding new elections.

On his third day in detention, Keita received some UN officials at a location outside Bamako, capital of the country, where he is being held alongside Boubou Cissé, former prime minister.

According to Radio France International, the 75-year-old ousted leader, who “looked tired but relaxed” has no access to TV, radio or phone.


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